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Patriot Prayer Terrorists Brought Firearms to Roof Before August Protest

Members of Patriot Prayer, a group of right-wing provocateurs from Vancouver, brought a cache of loaded firearms to the top of a parking garage in downtown Portland prior to the group's August 4th protest.
Members of Patriot Prayer, a group of right-wing provocateurs from Vancouver, brought a cache of loaded firearms to the top of a parking garage in downtown Portland prior to the group's August 4th protest.
Yesterday, in an afternoon press conference regarding the latest Patriot Prayer rally, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Assistant Chief Ryan Lee explained that before the August protest kicked off, officers found a number of people standing on the roof of a parking garage above with loaded guns. The garage was directly above where the afternoon protest was expected to take place.
The firearms were confiscated and the people were "redirected," Lee said. They all had permits to carry a concealed weapon. None of them were arrested or charged.
This is the first time PPB has shared this alarming incident with the public.
"Hindsight is always perfect," said PPB Chief Danielle Outlaw. "We've pushed out a lot of information about our concerns about potential violence."
After the August 4 protest, PPB sent out multiple Tweets and emails detailing the types of weapons officers had confiscated from both right-wing and left-wing protesters. None of the updates mentioned firearms.
Outlaw said that PPB may reconsider telling the public about these kinds of incidents in the future.
The press conference was initially organized unveil a new city ordinance—one that would place stricter regulations on planned protests if they pose a clear threat to public safety. The ordinance would allow PPB to regulate the location and time of a planned protest if it met the new criteria (outlined here).
"There are some basic ideals we should be able to agree on as Americans," said Wheeler. "We don't tolerate violence in our streets. Violence is not... a legitimate means to a political end."
Wheeler's referring to the violent Saturday night clash between members of Patriot Prayer and local anti-fascist (or "Antifa") protesters.
We've seen the same scenario play out in Portland streets over and over again.This time around, Patriot Prayer held a "flash march for law and order" in downtown Portland, calling on Wheeler to crack down on antifa protesters. Patriot Prayer was especially pissed off by how people at an October 6 rally to protest the Portland police shooting of Patrick Kimmons treated a man who drove his car into the crowd of protesters (which included Kimmons' family members). This rage was further stoked by a Wall Street Journal editorial claiming Portland has been overruled by a "leftist mob."

"This is not a partisan issue," Wheeler said this afternoon. "This is not about ideology. This goes beyond Democrat and Republican. This is about delivering a strong and principled message that we will not tolerate violence in our community."

homepage: homepage: http://https://officerdowntp.blogspot.com/2018/10/members-of-patriot-prayer-brought.html


bad link 18.Oct.2018 04:40

OD

Sorry for the bad link.


"They all had permits to carry a concealed weapon" — 18.Oct.2018 16:28

'OD' *returns* to PDX IMC

by law, the carriers of firearms had satisfied requirements in which to do so —


yet, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Assistant Chief Ryan Lee [**NOTA BENE** that 'OD' here, now is on the side of Cops] stated:
The firearms were confiscated and the people were "redirected"....


So it's OK for cops to pre-emptively confiscate law abiding citizens' arms? That sits just fine with 'OD'?
Especially when **The Police** are the ones doing that dirty work, for-on behalf of 'OD'?

'OD' is now a Statist, in addition to well known Racist and Misogynist.



RE: persons carrying concealed handguns in public.

It's a common thing, perhaps much more so than you realize. Many peopple you work with (or around) in addition to persons you randomly encounter on the streets and in public places and businesses In Your Coummunity, may well have a concealed handgune on their person.



p.s. Antifa were the ones who got the physical **** beat out of them, last time they instigated violent actions in the streets of Portland. Immortalized by the google search term 'antifa knockout'.


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THE RACIST AND MISOGYNIST CREEPY-STALKER HISTORY OF PORTLAND INDYMEDIA'S poster named 'OD' :

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434145.shtml#449873

Proud Boy Enabler 18.Oct.2018 18:07

OD

White supremacist terrorists do NOT have legal permits to stake out sniper points on top the roofs of parking garages with a sack full of loaded guns, overlooking a peaceful assembly of thousands of Portland citizens. Had these men been Brown-skinned, the outcome and police response would have been very different!

www.officerdowntp.blogspot.com

( "a sack full of loaded guns" ) look dude — 18.Oct.2018 20:55

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All I'm saying is that you are a total hypocrite at this point.

You come on here, with your explicitly anti-cop [<-- good with me / no problem there] Blog Spot named "Officer Downtown"

and then espouse pro-Cop, pro-State, pro-Enforcement policies (which _all_ Cops regardless of gender / color are Duty-Bound to enforce)?




RE: "a sack full of loaded guns" as noted ^ above:

They weren't carrying "a sack full" and it wasn't a "cache" of guns.
PPB later revised Wheeler's statement and now admit —

[QUOTE]:
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police said there were only three firearms, all in cases, none loaded, and one disassembled; that the individuals had the proper permits; and that the police did not confiscate the guns.
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Furthermore the individuals in question were Properly Permitted by Law to possess and carry firearms in public (existing concealed carry regulations);
doesn't matter if they were contained 'in cases'.

As mentioned, anyone can be carrying a loaded handgun, you should look around you and become familiar with this reality in your own life and Community.

AND THE PORTLAND POLICE HAVE RETRACTED THEIR DECEPTIVE PRIOR STATEMENTS ON THE MATTER.
- guns were NOT "loaded"
- one firearm was disassembled
- only 3 total
- all were in cases


PPB and City of Portland are *liars*.

WTF are -->you doing, 'Officer Downtown' , coming on to Portland Indymedia to *spread and defend* PPB's *lies* and deception!?




by the way ACLU is against the City of Portland's proposed ordinance, as a First Amendment issue :

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The ACLU of Oregon has already spoken out against the proposed ordinance, which is expected to be finalized Wednesday. "We have serious concerns," Mat dos Santos, legal director of ACLU-Oregon said in a statement posted to Twitter. "Perhaps worse than the legal issues it raises, is that this ordinance is being sprung on the public with little notice as an emergency measure that will take effect immediately."

Dos Santos said he expects Wheeler's proposal to do the opposite of the desired effect.

"We suspect that this rushed proposal will be met with public outcry and demonstrations," dos Santos said. "And, inevitably, this ordinance will get challenged in court. To be clear, we already have laws against street fighting and violence."

"There's a strong First Amendment free speech commitment in this town. There's a long history of protests, and police not knowing about them in advance. But that's been more from the Left. The involvement of the Right is new," said Robert Liebman, a sociology professor at Portland State University who specializes in political and social movements. "This thing is not going to go away. Both sides are dug in; therefore, pressure is being put on the council to do something."


Alert Snif 24.Oct.2018 19:33

Troll Monitor

the indy troll (aka underscore) is back tossing labels n names around, spinning his/her "opinions" while marginalizing the social justice movements on this site. obvious as hell that they are a cop loving anti-antifa troll

Troll Monitor (spinning his/her "opinions") = Statist Pro-Cop 28.Oct.2018 21:18

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If you have something to contribute

such as FACTS
( which OD the Racist Misogynist Violence Advocate Female-Stalker  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434145.shtml#449873 was unable to present here regarding the August downtown Portland incident )


then please do so. Otherwise keep your irrelevant and meaningless "opinions" up your *** where they belong.

I presented ^^^ FACTS to this discussion which both you, and your alter ego 'OD' (who is a documented Racist Misogynist Violence Advocate Female-Stalker) have completely and utterly *failed* to do.

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434145.shtml#449873
OD = Racist Misogynist Violence Advocate Female-Stalker

ACLU-Oregon opposes City of Portland's proposed anti-1st Amendment ordinance 28.Oct.2018 21:22

news

The ACLU of Oregon has already spoken out against the proposed ordinance, which is expected to be finalized Wednesday. "We have serious concerns," Mat dos Santos, legal director of ACLU-Oregon said in a statement posted to Twitter. "Perhaps worse than the legal issues it raises, is that this ordinance is being sprung on the public with little notice as an emergency measure that will take effect immediately."

Dos Santos said he expects Wheeler's proposal to do the opposite of the desired effect.

"We suspect that this rushed proposal will be met with public outcry and demonstrations," dos Santos said. "And, inevitably, this ordinance will get challenged in court. To be clear, we already have laws against street fighting and violence."

"There's a strong First Amendment free speech commitment in this town. There's a long history of protests, and police not knowing about them in advance. But that's been more from the Left. The involvement of the Right is new," said Robert Liebman, a sociology professor at Portland State University who specializes in political and social movements. "This thing is not going to go away. Both sides are dug in; therefore, pressure is being put on the council to do something."